The Chesterfield FC Community Trust took representatives from five of their partner schools up the Crooked Spire today, unfurling a Saint George’s flag to show their support for England ahead of tonight's World Cup semi-final match against Croatia.
Two children from each of Newbold Church of England Primary School, Palterton Primary School, Mary Swanwick Community Primary School, Brimington Junior School and Spire Junior School attended the Church of St Mary and All Saints.
The Community Trust activities manager, Keith Jackson, said: “It’s a bit of World Cup fever coming to Chesterfield! Chester the Field Mouse has been with us, helping to fly the Saint George’s flag in support of the Three Lions."
Julie Whittaker, from Palterton Primary School, said: "The kids found it quite exciting. A lot of them have never been up there before and we’ve seen a lot of sites around Chesterfield.”
When asked for her thoughts on England's World Cup prospects, Julie said: "It's coming home!"
Palterton Primary School pupil Joshua Wildgoose said: “It was quite tight and some of the steps were quite small, but we finally got up there and and saw most of Chesterfield.”
Joshua is confident about England's chances, adding: "I think England are going to win one-nil."